After eight months in prison in the UK for financial offences, the former tennis player PA No.
The latter did not specify the destination of “Boom Boom Baker”, but everything indicates that it is his country, Germany. His mother, Elvira Becker, 87, called his long-awaited return to the country “the best Christmas gift,” The Sun reported on Tuesday.
The 55-year-old six-time Grand Slam winner, who has lived in the UK since 2012, was found guilty in April of illegally concealing or diverting hundreds of thousands of euros and pounds to avoid settling his debts after declaring bankruptcy.
He had been sentenced to two and a half years in prison by a London court, but only served eight months.
According to the PA, which does not cite sources, Boris Baker was released from Huntercombe Prison, 60 miles west of London, on Thursday morning because he was eligible for deportation as a convicted alien. He was sentenced to more than 12 months in prison.
According to British media, he must return to Germany on a private plane chartered by an audio-visual company, whose name has not been announced, which paid him a generous sum to tell his story.
At the time of his bankruptcy in 2017, after a string of bad deals, the debt of the former tennis star, the youngest winner of Wimbledon at the age of 17, was estimated at up to £50m.
This isn’t the first case for Boris Becker, a restless athlete who lived in Monaco and Switzerland before settling in England.
He has already had legal setbacks over unpaid debts with Spanish justice, in connection with work on his villa in Mallorca, and with Swiss justice for not paying the priest he married to in 2009.
In 2002, German courts sentenced him to a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of €500,000 for €1.7 million in tax arrears.
This time, in particular, he was accused of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from a professional’s account to other accounts, in particular of his ex-wives, of not declaring property in Germany and of concealing a loan of 825,000 euros and shares. In Company.
On the other hand, Boris Becker, who disputed all charges, was acquitted of some other charges, including those related to the disappearance of his awards.
He had confirmed to the session that he did not know their whereabouts.
Among the nine trophies creditors would have liked were two of the three Wimbledon Cups, two Australian Opens and the doubles gold at the 1992 Olympics.
And the former star indicated during the trial, which was held from March 21 to April 8, that he still possesses “many” awards and memories that he collected during his 15 years on the track, but some of them have disappeared.
He had previously sold some of his prizes at auction for 700,000 pounds to pay off some of his debts.
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